Behold I will do a new thing

Behold I will do a new thing.”

Isaiah 43 – 19


The year 2020 will certainly go down in history as the year that not only changed the United Kingdom but the whole world. Well over a million people have lost their lives so far and we are still counting. World economies have been devastated, millions are out of work. Life has changed dramatically for everyone. This invisible killer is no respecter of persons, from the highest in
the land to the most lowly have been affected, a whole new life style has been
forced upon us all.


We used to wish we had more time to spend with our families, and to contact our friends, well our wish has been granted, not the way in which we would have wanted but here we are week number nine in the lockdown. We have been blessed over the past few weeks with beautiful sunny weather
enabling us to catch up with the gardening etc.Easter was definitely different this year. No Easter breaks away or long drives to visit family or friends.

Easter Sunday was most unusual, we were invited to come along to an open air meeting at our neighbour Sandy’s home and have a short time of prayer, a Bible reading and a Hymn. At ten o’clock we arrived at Sandy’s home to discover a total 15 neighbours waiting for Sandy to start. Another neighbour’s son had his bagpipes, another had a clarinet and Sandy led us on his keyboard at the bottom of his driveway. It was wonderful to see faces there who don’t normally attend church. We truly felt blessed to be present and Amazing Grace played on the bagpipes accompanied by the other musician and the choir of fifteen singing their hearts out. Thank you Lord.


We are absolutely blessed by the ministry of our Pastor, Kenny Ross on “YouTube” week by week and it has been a wonderful opportunity to share the services with family and friends all over the world many, not church goers. When I asked one of my sisters if she had managed to listen to the service she replied “Yes, it was very good.” God is indeed answering our prayers.


Technology is being used in a mighty way to share The Good News of the Gospel in these difficult and strange times. As for ourselves we too have been blessed by taking more time in reading our Bibles and praying together and catching up with friends and family who
usually just get a letter at Christmas.


The Corona virus has certainly devastated many lives and our thoughts and prayers are with their families and loved ones. Romans 8 v 28 comes to mind,

“For we know that for those who love God all things work together for
good for those who are called according to his purpose.”


It is our prayer that many will turn to the true and living God at this difficult
time.
We miss meeting with our brothers and sisters in Christ to worship and look forward to meeting up with everyone soon. Keep safe and may you know God’s peace and love in your lives every day.

God bless
Sylvia and Harry

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